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From: Elle Waters
Date: Jul 26, 2013 5:50PM


Logan:

I agree with everyone who has posted thus far, and I'll add that anything done for interactive charts/graphs will have a pretty short shelf life if built in Flash as compared to other, more universally accessible solutions built using progressive enhancement (ex. HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and SVG).

Cheers,
Elle





On Jul 26, 2013, at 3:43 PM, "Paul J. Adam" < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Flash also is impossible to make accessible on a Mac or Linux and all mobile devices including iOS and Android. It's an inaccessible, dying technology. "HTML5" is universally accessible on all accessibility supported devices, desktop & mobile.
>
> Paul J. Adam
> Accessibility Evangelist
> www.deque.com
>
> On Jul 26, 2013, at 10:55 AM, Jared Smith < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>
>> On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 9:40 AM, < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
>>> Flash can be made accessible but it's tricky and still keyboardtraps on many
>>> browsers.
>>
>> Even if the great effort is put into making Flash content "accessible"
>> (seriously, it is typically a very significant amount of work), it can
>> at best be accessible to users with JAWS on Internet Explorer on
>> Windows. All other combinations will have either no or very limited
>> accessibility. In my mind, it's rarely worth the effort of trying
>> (unless perhaps your audience is very limited to only JAWS, IE, and
>> Windows).
>>
>>> It's worth pointing out to said department that anything they do
>>> in Flash is completely unusable on iOS, therefore killing a substantial
>>> chunk of the market right there.
>>
>> This alone should be sufficient motivation to not consider using
>> Flash. Any efforts put into Flash development will almost surely be
>> regretful.
>>
>> Jared
>> >> >> >
> > >